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Nov 30, 2010 - Ancient Mycenae

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND The Venetians built the vast Palamidi Fort in three short years from 1711 to 1714. It occupies a strategic position with views over the surrounding landscape as well as the sea, 216m below the summit. This military masterpiece is impressive enough from the old town of Nafplio, spread around the base of the vast outcropping of rock on which the fortress stands, but it’s true size and number of bastions can only be appreciated once a visitor scales the rumoured 999 steps to the top. The Agios Andreas Bastion, which can be...

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